January 10, 2014
The Old Magician
The old magician stands before me, alien to all, a solitary traveler through all the deserts of thought, in search of an all-embracing truth which he has not found—I look at him and, although I feel sorry for the loss, I feel pride at having seen the
Six Dictators' Favorite Books
The literary tastes of dictators are a slightly sordid fascination. Here are the favorite books of a few of our least favorite men.
January 09, 2014
This season of "Girls" can feel less Lena Dunham than Larry David.
The real significance of the new "because."
The Golden Globes kick off the Awards Season frenzy.
The New York Times' web redesign dumped the page break—and helped kill off one of the web's most annoying features
The Great Gatsby was as bad as films come, and a forlorn quagmire for DiCaprio. Now he is redeemed with The Wolf of Wall Street.
For starters, they've smoked pot before.
January 08, 2014
In the 1990s, Philip Roth drifted from bête noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?
How to Talk to a 'Brocialist'
Meet the leftist man with a giant blind spot when it comes to women.